valance

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Origin uncertain. Probably from Anglo-Norman valaunce, valence, from valer ‎(go down, let down), aphetic form of Old French avaler ‎(to descend, go down).

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valance ‎(plural valances)

  1. Short curtain that hangs along the top edge of a window.
  2. A decorative framework used to conceal the curtain mechanism and so on at the top of a window.
  3. (bedding) A short, decorative edging of cloth that hangs from the mattress to the floor.
  4. The drooping edging of the lid of a trunk, which covers the joint when the lid is closed.

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